Job Positions

Academic Advisor Supervisor

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Provost's Office


Utah State University

Date Posted:

Sep 9 2021 7:18PM

Close Date:

Oct 6 2021

Position Description

Incumbents in the Academic Advisor Supervisor role provide strategic direction, implement initiatives, and generally oversee advising activities for major exploration in the Office of University and Exploratory Advising (UAEA). This role is key in adding meaning to the major exploration experience as students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials.


Lead the advising of prospective, current, and former students. Assist students in the development of academic plans and referrals to academic and co-curricular resources. Engage in proactive advising interventions designed to increase student persistence, retention, and completion. Assess academic level. Attend to student academic inquiries. Assist in the resolution of individual academic problems. Advise on academic program changes. Prepare students’ graduation applications for Dean approval in Degree Works. Assist students with semester-by-semester planning in preparation for declaring a major

Application Process

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Institution Information

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here. A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good. The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Additional Information

Beginning in 2019, Utah State University’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan sought to increase student persistence, retention, and completion rates by improving outcomes for exploring/undecided students and cultivating advisor training and development rooted in core competencies and standards. Two offices combined to form the Office of University and Exploratory Advising (UAEA). UAEA strives to provide an advising experience that is proactive, strategic, data-driven, and rooted in the identities of the students and the advisors who serve them. We believe the best academic advising experience occurs when students and advisors build a relationship that helps students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials. The UAEA team is one executive director, one academic advisor supervisor, ten academic advisors, one staff assistant, and five to eight student employees. UAEA serves 3000 students through academic advising and 90 academic advisors in Logan and throughout the state in professional development and training. The Office of University and Exploratory Advising is a reporting unit to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

Mykel Beorchia,, 435-797-3394


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communication studies, human development, psychology, sociology, social work, or related field. 4+ years of professional student development experience. Experience developing, carrying out, and assessing developmental programs for engaging current students and monitoring students’ progress toward academic and career goals. Experience collecting, analyzing, and distributing relevant data regarding student needs, preferences, and performance for use in unit and institutional decisions. Experience identifying vulnerable (academically, likelihood to persist) students and develop programming to connect those students with appropriate resources to facilitate student persistence, retention, and degree completion.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education administration, counseling, human development, communication studies, or related field. Experience advising students including creating semester-by-semester graduation plans, monitoring caseload progress toward graduation or declaring a major, assisting students in making responsible and informed decisions impacting academic progress. Experience hiring, training, and supervising professional staff and/or student employees. Experience researching and sharing best practices for the office, university, and advising community on student development topics. Experience managing an office budget. Demonstrated ability to make complex decisions, identify issues within area of coordination, problem solve, resolve, and communicate issues and their resolutions with advisors and administrators. Experience teaching and/or building curriculum. Knowledge of and proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technology platforms.